Charlotte turned back toward the dark-haired stranger. “Please help me.
If anything, his expression grew even more forbidding. A muscle in his jaw worked and she suspected he was grinding his back teeth together. A wave of annoyance rolled off him. He was going to say no. Going to dismiss her.
She couldn’t let that happen.
The pendant around her neck was so hot she was surprised there wasn’t a wisp of smoke rising from her sweater. At the very least there should be a scorch mark. He started to turn away from her and, for the first time in her life, Charlotte did something totally outrageous and completely out of character. Grabbing his shoulders, she went up on her toes and kissed him.